Specialty Medicine/Surgery

Role and Facility Information

Whether you are just beginning your career or are considering relocating to the Cowichan Valley - we have Casual, Temporary and Permanent RN opportunities available to suit your needs. Come be a part of our exceptional team!

As a Registered Nurse, you will assess plans, provide and evaluate nursing care for assigned patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards.


You are registered with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practising RN registrant or a practising RPN registrant. You also have current CPR level C and knowledge of the skills, policies and procedures required in the hospital and one (1) year recent related experience in acute medical/surgical nursing, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills & Abilities

• Application of nursing skills as listed in BCCNP Standards of Nursing Practice, and as required by the hospital and in the clinical specialty.

• Good organizational, communication, problem solving, and teaching skills.

• Sound judgement, strong observation, and patient assessment skills, tact and empathy.

• Ability to prioritize and organize assignments.

• Ability to perform appropriately in emergency situation and to foster good public relations and effective working relationships.

About Us

Island Health is one of five regional health authorities in British Columbia and is the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 21,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 6,500 volunteers. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus up to four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.

Live and work in BC


Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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